Mulberry School

Independent, parent-cooperative school for children ages 2 to 3rd grade.
Nurturing the innate love of learning since 1971.

Mulberry School
1101 Douglas
Normal, IL 61761

Call: (309) 862-0510
Fax: (309) 862-0582

It’s been the best decision we’ve made regarding our children.
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Welcome to Mulberry School

Welcome to Mulberry School The Mulberry School is an independent, private, non-profit school that provides children with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values curiosity and natural development. We work to "nurture the innate love of learning" by teaching children how, as opposed to what, to learn.

Serving the Bloomington-Normal community since 1971, Mulberry School is a cooperative institution where parents have the opportunity to participate in nearly every aspect of the school. It is this support and input that allows us to provide a unique learning experience for our students.

2014-15 CLASSES

Two for Two's
Preschool (3, 4, 5 year olds)
Multi-Age (1st, 2nd, 3rd grades)

Please view our Enrollment page for complete class listings.


  • Box Tops are due in the blue box on the parent table by Wednesday, October 29. Thank you for collecting to support Mulberry School!
  • Our All-School Halloween Parade & Party is coming up on Thursday, October 30! The parade begins at 1:00 and the party will go from 1:15-2:50 PM. Please send your child's costume in his/her backpack. Ms. Kim's and Ms. Sue's morning preschool classes will be having their party in the morning, so they may wear their costumes to school.
  • Are you an Amazon shopper? Did you know that by visiting and searching for and selecting "Bloomington-Normal Mulberry School Corporation" as your organization to support, Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Mulberry School? For other ways to support Mulberry while you shop, please visit our Fundraising page. Thank you! Every little bit helps!
  • Please take a look at our latest newsletter, put together by Ms. Carol! October Newsletter

Get Your Mulberry School Spirit Wear!

October 28, 2014

We are currently taking orders for Mulberry School Spirit Wear! Samples can be seen by Ms. Christine’s desk. Please view the forms and pictures below for more details.

Orders are due in by Monday, November 17, and will be distributed after Thanksgiving break.

Spirit Wear Poster

Class T-Shirts Poster

Spirit Wear Order Form

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Visit from Ms. Carol’s Son

We had a special visitor at Mulberry School recently! Ryan Weisheit, Ms. Carol’s son, was visiting school from New York City. He played his jazz saxophone for us and we learned a lot! He talked about the mouthpiece, ligature, reed, neck and body of the saxophone. He even tried to blow in the side of the horn to make a funny sound! We asked lots of questions like, “How many instruments do you play? How do you get air through the saxophone? How long have you had that horn?” among many others! He played Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and the theme from Frozen! We hope he comes back again soon.

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Multiage Room Makeover

October 14, 2014

What a BUSY weekend and holiday we had at Mulberry School!  Collectively, we had 140 hours of participation put in between Friday afternoon and Monday night. Our efforts were focused in three main areas: remake of the multiage classroom, back hallway and storage rooms.

In the multiage classroom,  the windows and blinds were scrubbed, floors mopped, walls washed, patched and prepped for painting, walls primed and painted with two coats of paint, bulletin boards painted and relocated, blackboard paint used on one wall, books reorganized and shelved according to reading level, wall shelves scoured and disinfected, shelf liner paper applied, new quiet reading nook created with new rug, new chairs and floor pillows, a new math area, science exploration area and plants added. We also purged outdated and inappropriate materials.


The back hallway and two storage rooms were purged of old materials and outdated resources, floors/walls scrubbed, fundraising and marketing materials reorganized and labeled, and now each teacher has their own shelf to organize their materials from the teacher resource room.

HUGE THANK YOU to Arjan and Jennifer for soliciting all of the parent volunteers and heading up the back hallway and storage rooms organization/purging and for providing food!  Another BIG THANK YOU goes to Laura and Paul for heading up the multiage classroom make-over.  This is truly the spirit of a parent cooperative, and we are honored to be a part of it!

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